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1.16 - Spanish strategy

Discussion in 'Gameplay Guides' started by rmontaruli, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    This phase of the game is the most exciting: i'm completing colonization of SA, and i'm fighting a religius war in Europe.
    With cursor going from a continent to the other one, following active units is very easy to forget an action and make a mistake.
    Let's split two scenaries:

    South America:
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    Army got with conquerors event is enough to complete colonization without any loss. Step by step. No hurry.
    It is more important to convert cities than conquer them. Cultural action of citadels and religion is enough to cover those silver sources in the other part of Andes.
     

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  2. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    In the meantime, in Europe...

    I used an inquisitor to remove Protestantism from Bordeaux before give it back to France
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    Army from Brest landed in England, conquer Plymouth, and this is the result.
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    24% of Catholicism in the world. Target is 30%. Easy deal.


     

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  3. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    When Portugal asked to be vassalized, i forgot to check if involved in any war, so i was in war with Russia and Ottomans, out of my plans.

    I never met Russia in these turns, but they were very afraid of me.
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    To the Ottomans i said NO, because they owned Belgrad, too close to Wien, so i chosed to fight, weak them a lot, take Belgrad and convert it, before give it to somebody (HRE for example).

    Time to get army back from England, heal all units, and...
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    This battle will be the last of the game.
    From now peace, expansion, and spreading religion.
     

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  4. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    What is happening in the meantime?

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    Most important: Trading Company completed.


    It means Manila (and its source silver)





    Then Geography, and Colonization civic, and Fregates (time to upgrade those caravels and patrol Caribbeans for pirates).



    And finally give all cities back, to get better relations with neighboors.



     

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  5. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    1500AD.
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  6. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    Some tricks for workers in SA.
    Build roads, mines, farms, but DO NOT BUILD plantations: with Colonization and all those native dog soldiers, you'll enslave enough units to build slave plantations everywhere (do not forget Philippines).
    Of cource gold and silver mines take precedence over everything, but any worked tile helps to grow.
    And remember: do not build anything in colonies but religious buildings and jails.

    This is the correct use of settlers in version 1.16 of DoC in Renaissance era.
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  7. Louis the XIV

    Louis the XIV Sun King

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    No way! Portugal asked to become your vassal when you where Spain!? That's incredibly rare since Portugal has very high self esteem in the game as well as every other European Nation. I once conquered every single city of the Holy Romans except Buda as the Germans and they still didn't want to capitulate! Even though they had a few Landsknechts and I had Musketeers!
     
  8. rmontaruli

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    Not usual (it is the first time that it happens indeed), but Portugal asked to be vassalized, and i accepted, and i found myself in war with Russia and Ottomans. :crazyeye:
    I had bad relations with Ottomans, so i took advantage of this war to charge their cannons with my conquistadores.
    The result was a catholic Belgrad, Wien far from Ottoman border and a couple of work boats in Mediterranean sea to re-train.

    But, i repeat, this is just a random event of the game.

    By the way, Tibetans too asked to be vassalized in this game, but because i didn't find anything useful in that choice, i let them alone.
     
  9. rmontaruli

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    The final part of the game is very easy.
    Another wonder...
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    Another silver source in SA
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    Dutch come in the game and had to be converted.
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    Another colony...
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  10. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    Last turns of the game.
    Let me introduce you the first empire where the sun never sets.
    1600AD
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  11. rmontaruli

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    One mine to golden age and UHV.
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  12. rmontaruli

    rmontaruli Prince

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    Some goals before ending the game.
    Last Great Engineer, to build Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Cartagena de India
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    Last colony in Chile
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    Last wonders
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  13. rmontaruli

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    Historical Victory!!!
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    Thanks for watching. :smug:
     

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  14. troubleshooting

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    Working on a Spain playthrough at the moment, I got conquerors for the Inca but not the Aztecs even though I met them early enough. Is there a rule precluding the same player from getting both conquerors?
     
  15. FraggleJock

    FraggleJock Chieftain

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    Don't think you can get conquerers before 1400 so it's possible to meet them too early. or they randomly spot you with a fishing boat before you contact them can be a purge. I've had arabia meet them then instantly disintegrate in games too
     
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    That last one is possible. It was the 1430s if I recall. Oh well.
     
  17. Lzz

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    So I really enjoyed your strategy and the gameplay of your UHV victory and I tried emulating it to a certain extent but came up against an uncrackable wall. In three out of the four games I played with Spain the Vikings were still around when the reformation happened and they converted. In two of these cases they collapsed soon after but came back in the beginning of the 17th century as Protestant with a ridiculous army that I had no hope of defeating even if the game allowed me to declare war on them (it didn't for the first ten turns of their respawn). In the third case they never collapsed and were such a monster that even with the two conqueror events I got plus all the troops I built they still had a stronger military than we did. And they were more advanced. They also couldn't be persuaded to convert, even at pleased. Funny enough, in the fourth case they were actually the ones to found Protestantism but chose not to convert :)

    Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?
     
  18. LukeAtmey

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    Maybe try espionage? The change state religion mission shouldn't cost too many EPs so not a huge sacrifice. The best way to do it would probably be by stationing a couple of spies in their cities just before the deadline and then conduct the change state religion mission.
     

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